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Accelerating Renewables Is Our Most Effective Climate Solution

IRENA welcomed the IPCC report’s focus on the critical role of renewable energy in tackling climate change and urged the global community to accelerate its deployment.

  • October 2018

Be part of the IRENA Gender and Renewable Energy Survey

IRENA, with support from GWNET, REN21 and other institutions, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey.

  • October 2018

Adnan Z. Amin on the Future of the Energy System with Columbia Energy Exchange (Podcast)

On a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Adnan Amin, the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, to discuss the transition to a sustainable energy future. 

  • October 2018

IRENA at UNGA73: Renewables Central to Global Climate and Sustainable Development Objectives

As leaders meet in New York for their annual gathering, IRENA is actively engaging with states and stakeholders during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

  • September 2018

Renewable Energy is Enabling a World of Cheap, Abundant Electricity

The synergies between electrification of end-use sectors and accelerated renewables deployment are very strong. But during the conference it was stressed that smart approaches to electrification are crucial to harness the synergies. 

  • September 2018

A Digitalised, Decentralised Future is Around the Corner

IRENA Innovation Week showcased a rich series of presentations and panel discussions exploring how emerging innovations are impacting the way we manage and distribute energy.

  • September 2018

IRENA Innovation Week Discusses & Dissects Disruption in the Energy Sector

IRENA Innovation Week is a biannual gathering of startups, corporate leaders, government officials and experts at the forefront of energy system innovation. 

  • September 2018

IRENA points to offshore energy benefits for economies at G7

Speaking at the Oceans Partnership Summit during G7, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin underlined the potential of offshore renewable energy to meet energy demand, stimulate economic growth and generate employment – hallmarks of the global...

  • September 2018

IRENA at G7: Renewables Are Key to Address Global Challenges

From 19-21 September, IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin will engage with Ministers and key stakeholders at the G7 Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers Meetings, hosted by the Canadian G7 Presidency in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • September 2018

Meet the Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA

IRENA spoke to the new Permanent Representative of the UAE, Her Excellency Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, to understand what drives this sustainability focus.

  • September 2018